Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive to OneDrive and reveals new storage plans
Microsoft decided to relaunch its cloud storage service SkyDrive as OneDrive after a trademark dispute that took place in the United Kingdom. Fortunately, this is more than just rebranding, as OneDrive comes with a new Android app, bonus storage and new storage plans.
While old SkyDrive users get to keep their existing amount of storage space and all the files they had in the cloud, new OneDrive users get 7 GB of space for free, the chance to receive up to 5 GB bonus storage for friends invited who accept their invitations (500 MB for each friend), as well as 3 GB for using the camera backup feature.
OneDrive is built into Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox and Office, where can be used as default storage option, but iOS, Mac OS X and Android users can use it to backup their files as well.
Next to the free 7 GB plan, OneDrive users can pay for additional storage. There are three main plans available at this time on OneDrive.com: 50 GB for $25 a year, 100 GB for $50 a year and 200 GB for $100 a year (more info here). These plans and prices depend on area and location and can be checked by going to the Manage storage page on OneDrive and clicking Upgrade in the left pane.
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